Author Archive: Stephanie Chandler

Stephanie Chandler is the founder of the Nonfiction Authors Association and Nonfiction Writers Conference, and author of several books including "The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan" and "Own Your Niche." A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazine.

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Recording: Melanie Votaw – How to Write Self-Help Books That Teach

Recording: Melanie Votaw – How to Write Self-Help Books That Teach

Join us as Melanie Votaw discusses How to Write Self-Help Books That Teach. About Melanie Votaw Melanie Votaw is an author, ghostwriter, editor, and book coach who has written 33 nonfiction books published by such houses as Hay House, Macmillan, Hyperion, and Perseus, to name a few. She specializes in self-help books and regularly works directly with publishers […]

Book Award Winner: Lifestyle Lawyer—The Female Attorney’s Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love

Book Award Winner: Lifestyle Lawyer—The Female Attorney’s Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Bronze Author Name: Lee Holcomb Synopsis There’s a widely held belief among female attorneys that to succeed professionally they must become a partner in a law firm or a general counsel at a large company. But why? Many female attorneys will have as much (if not more) happiness and success with a […]

How to Blog for Other Websites: Simple Steps to Guest Blogging, Including Sample Pitch

How to Blog for Other Websites: Simple Steps to Guest Blogging, Including Sample Pitch

Blogging for other websites allows you to reach a whole new audience, gain exposure, build credibility, and potentially drive traffic back to your site. Here’s how to become a guest blogger: 1. Locate sites you want to write for. The first step is to find appropriate sites, and that means sites that reach your target […]

SEO Basics For Your Website: Tag Your Web Pages

SEO Basics For Your Website: Tag Your Web Pages

Once you’ve identified important key phrases, assign a different phrase to each and every page on your website. Google looks for patterns in the text on a page, so by incorporating keyword concentration, you will help Google identify what each page is about. Include a key phrase in the following areas for each page on […]

Member of the Week: Anita Keire, author of Walking on Water: Skeptics and Believers Discuss Whether Jesus Matters

Member of the Week: Anita Keire, author of Walking on Water: Skeptics and Believers Discuss Whether Jesus Matters

Author Name: The Rev. Anita E. Keire Book Title: Walking on Water: Skeptics and Believers Discuss Whether Jesus Matters Synopsis Walking on Water: Skeptics and Believers Discuss Whether Jesus Matters introduces the rudiments of the Christian faith from a non-denominational, non-doctrinaire perspective for youth, millennials, religiously unaffiliated, as well as all generations including senior citizens. It […]

Pros and Cons of Traditional vs Self-Publishing

Pros and Cons of Traditional vs Self-Publishing

Not sure if you want to pursue a traditional book deal or self-publishing? Following are some details to consider. Self-Publishing Pros • Book can get to market quickly—or on your own timeline. • Full creative control of the cover art, interior design, and the contents of your entire manuscript. Self-Publishing Cons • There is still […]

Recording: David Evans – How to Infuse Humor Into Your Writing

Recording: David Evans – How to Infuse Humor Into Your Writing

Join us as David Evans, former writer for The Monkees, shares How to Infuse Humor Into Your Writing. About David Evans My first job after college was writing funny greeting cards for American Greetings in Cleveland. One of my all-time best-selling greeting cards had a big raised button on the cover.  The line on the front […]

How to Sell Your Book to Colleges for Use in Courses

How to Sell Your Book to Colleges for Use in Courses

One of the many benefits of writing nonfiction is that we can educate our readers. Whether we do that with a how-to guide, a memoir, history, science, or other kind of reference book, many well-written nonfiction books have the potential to be adopted into curriculum for college courses. Getting colleges to adopt my books as […]

Understanding Publishing Contracts

Understanding Publishing Contracts

If a publisher offers you a contract, get ready for your head to spin. These contracts can vary greatly in what they offer and what they expect from the author. In general, a contract will outline the following: Payment Terms A book advance fee ranging from $2500-$10,000 is most typical for first time authors without […]

Book Award Winner: Better as a Team: The 4 Pillars of Construction Team Collaboration

Book Award Winner: Better as a Team: The 4 Pillars of Construction Team Collaboration

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Author Name: Allan K. Lowe, MBA, B.Comm., C.E.T. Synopsis BETTER AS A TEAM: The 4 Pillars of Construction Team Collaboration is a practical and comprehensive book based on The 4 Pillars of Construction Team Collaboration™ model. It contains detailed information, explanations, examples, and supportive stories illustrating effective construction team collaboration practices and […]